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Psychophysiology

BS Degree

Brian Hilker, PhD, Chair, Natural & Behavioral Sciences Division
Fugitte Science Center, Room 313
(270) 384-7347  hilkerb@lindsey.edu

Steven C. Scott, EdD, Program Coordinator
Fugitte Science Center, Room 314
(270) 384-8180  scotts@lindsey.edu

Full-time program faculty: Melissa Clauson, PhD; Jon Fredrick, PhD; Kalvin Gregory, PhD; Brian Hilker, PhD; David Ludden, PhD; Mark McKinnon, PhD; Laura Nissley, PhD; Steven Scott, EdD


Mission Statement

The mission of the Psychophysiology program is to provide the scientific knowledge and skills needed for admission to medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, or psychology graduate schools.


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.

Students should note that the major provides fewer than the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level course work.


Entrance Requirements

Students who wish to major in Psychophysiology must schedule an appointment with the Program Coordinator to begin the process of admission into the program.


Program Requirements:  60-67 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisites and core requirements, select one of its emphasis areas (Psychology Graduate School, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Medical, Dental, Veterinary), and complete the requirements for that area.

A.  Prerequisites:  7-10 hours

  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is a prerequisite for all PSYC courses -- 3 hours
  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for CHEM 1214 and PSYC 4703 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Precalculus (MATH 1124) is a prerequisite for PHYS 2114) -- 4 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  44 hours

  • Psychopathology (PSYC 3033) -- 3 hours
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 3403) -- 3 hours
  • Behavioral Analysis (PSYC 3603) -- 3 hours
  • Physiological Psychology (PSYC 4403) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Cellular Biology (BIOL 1204) -- 4 hours
  • Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIOL 1214) -- 4 hours
  • Human Anatomy (BIOL 2614) -- 4 hours
  • Human Physiology (BIOL 2624) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1214) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry II  with Lab (CHEM 1224) -- 4 hours
  • Organic Chemistry I Lecture (CHEM 3313) -- 3 hours
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CHEM 3312) -- 2 hours

C.  Emphasis Area (select one of the following areas):  9-13 hours

1 -- Psychology Graduate School:  9 hours

  • Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2203) -- 3 hours
  • Research Methods (PSYC 4703) -- 3 hours 
  • Research Practicum (PSYC 4903) -- 3 hours

2 -- Pre-Pharmacy:  12 hours

  • Microbiology (BIOL 2104) -- 4 hours
  • Organic Chemistry II Lecture (CHEM 3323) -- 3 hours
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (CHEM 3322) -- 2 hours 
  • Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2203) -- 3 hours

3 -- Pre-Medical, Dental, Veterinary:  13 hours

  • Organic Chemistry II Lecture (CHEM 3323)- - 3 hours
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (CHEM 3322) -- 2 hours
  • College Physics I (PHYS 2114) -- 4 hours
  • College Physics II (PHYS 2124) -- 4 hours


Exit Assessment

Seniors are required to take one of the following exams: MCAT, PCAT, DCAT, or GRE.


Recommended General Electives

The following courses are strongly recommended, depending upon emphasis area:

  • Pre-Pharmacy: 
    • Biochemistry (CHEM 4104) -- 4 hours
    • College Physics I (PHYS 2114) -- 4 hours
  • Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary:
    • Microbiology (BIOL 2104) -- 4 hours
    • Cell Biology (BIOL 3103) -- 3 hours
    • Genetics (BIOL 3204) -- 4 hours
    • Biochemistry (CHEM 4104) -- 4 hours
    • Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (MATH 2315) -- 5 hours

 

 

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